State lawmakers in Washington said that a plan to decriminalize and control marijuana’s recreational utilization will depend on voters.
If the Initiative 502 is approved, Washington could be the primary state to make marijuana’s recreational use legal and would put it at variance with federal act, which prohibits the any kind of marijuana utilization.
Sam Hunt, the representative of Olympia, who manages the House State Government & Tribal Affairs Committee which was allowing for the plan, said that the governing body wouldn’t act on it, which means that it will automatically be included in the ballot in November.
He also said that they will have further chances on this movement to talk about this concern.
Since the initiative plans new taxes against the production and utilization of marijuana, the governing body would require at least two-thirds majority vote in order to approve it.
Initiative 502 was confirmed by the office of the Secretary of State once pro-legalization supporters provided more than the needed 241,153 valid signatures.
Supporters of the initiative said that it would permit Washington to regulate the utilization of marijuana, earn money by means of taxes and would press the strong drug associations regulating the black economy. Imprisoning and placing handcuffs on individuals isn’t the only means to solve the concerns in the society concerning marijuana, according to John McKay, the former Seattle Attorney who has turned into an active supporter for drug decriminalization.